The natural man (man in his default state) is doomed. Every one came into this world with judgement lurking/hanging over his head. Man, naturally, is depraved and is an embodiment of wicked acts against God and against humanity.
This is a as a result of our father’s sin.
Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned— To be sure, sin was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not charged against anyone’s account where there is no law. Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who is a pattern of the one to come.
We inherited Adam’s transgression and the consequence of his sin. It came with us into the world. Death came with us into the world as a result of of Adam’s sin. This death was the separation from the source of life. This death was a separation from God.
Eph 2:12 remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenant of the promise, without hope and without God in the world.
We were born without hope, without God. We had no part in the life of God, we were doomed and destined for destruction.
No act or deed man did could redeem man from his destiny. No religion, no amount of worship of known and unknown gods could save man. No amount of moral acts, of alms giving, could give man a clean conscience, give him a right standing with God, or give him hope for the life after death.
Man was born dead and had no other presumption but to do acts of death.
Rom 5:21 so that just as sin reigned in death…
Man was preoccupied with sin.
But just as man’s consent was not sought before man became a “sinner”, God paid the price for death and sin to be taken away even while man was still in death and sin.
Rom 5:8 But God demonstrates His love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Christ died to redeem man from the chains of sin and death and to reconcile man back to God, to give man hope, to give him eternal life (God’s kind of life).
Christ died for the remission of our sins. Remission is pardon of sins, letting them go as if they had never been committed. In Christ, God forgets every wrong doing you’ve ever done. He doesn’t just forgive, He forgets and will never remember them again.
Romans 5:19 for just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.
“will be made righteous”- as many as will believe in him are made righteous, are given a standing with God based on the works Jesus and not based on their own works.
Everyone who believes in Christ is made the righteousness of God in Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
God wants to give you His own righteousness, a right standing with God, a boldness to approach Him with a clear conscience free of guilt and condemnation.
Just believe in the finished works of Christ.
Just believe in Jesus.
A. E. Philip.